MOBBING IN ACADEME

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Academic Governance:
Lessons from Waterloo


Moments in a
Woodland Garden



Popular short essays:
Falling in love
For and against poppies


Chronological list of publications
Site introduction, 2002


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SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2014

Steve Sailer
Barbara Kay
Theodore Dalrymple
John Derbyshire
Victor Davis Hanson
Frank Furedi
Patrick Buchanan

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WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS

KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for September 2014:

Classic:
Too often, so-called higher education has meant only the knowledge which will command higher rates of remuneration. … Education ought to be valued chiefly as enabling human beings to realize their highest capacities, and to serve and conserve, rather than to dominate and destroy.
— Mackenzie King, Industry and Humanity, 1918, p. 480.

 

Direct:
The only worthy goal for us as teachers is to help our students exceed the qualifications of the jobs they will take, become more than the institutions of our time expect them to become.
"Becoming Rootless by Degrees," 1985.

 

Garden moment for September: Kopper King hisbiscus sprouts from the roots in spring; its blooms are the largest in our garden.


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First published, 1 September 2002.